Rauzan Despagne Rouge
Location: Deeply rooted in the heart of the Entre-deux-Mers, the Despagne Family is making waves in Bordeaux. Famous for their know-how and their dynamism, many of their green initiatives have been awarded.
Terroir : In Pompignac: Silica and limestone terroir.
Age of the vines: 15 years old
Grape varieties: 86 % Merlot, 8 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 6 % Cabernet Franc
Vinification: In stainless-steel vats, during 10 to 20 days at 28°C.
Winemaker: Joël Elissalde
Owner: Despagne Family
Type of ageing : Ageing in stainless-steel vats for 80% of the production. The remaining wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in new oak barrels. Stirring of the lees twice a week.
Good fruit quality immediately expressive and open. The ripeness of fruit persists nicely onto the palate, where the tannins are rather soft and dry, but the fruit seems adequate and this is well balanced.
Roast & Grilled Lamb, Mushrooms, Chicken Pie, Pot Roast